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Kim Dotcom Claims Warner Bros Colluded with NZ Government to get him Extradited
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Ever since the take down of Napster the copyright industry has taken a much more aggressive stance on piracy. This stance had taken the form of new laws, increased lobbying and a push to make ISPs responsible for policing everyone’s…
The NSA and GCHQ want a "Treasure Map" of the Internet
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We have more news from the Snowden front as Der Spiegel reports one a joint NSA, GCHQ program dubbed treasure map. Although the program was originally revealed by the NY Times in late 2013 it was originally described as a…
Window 9 Start Menu Allegedly Shown Off in Leaked Video
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As the title of this article suggests there is another new video on the internet that claims to show the Windows 9 menu and how it all works. The appearance of the video comes on the heels of more than…
Supermicro Introduces Intel Haswell Ultra Servers at IDF-SF
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IDF-2014 San Francisco: This week at IDF, Supermicro is showing their latest X10 servers featuring a dual-processor Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 which is based on 22nm process and Haswell microarchitecture.
Microsoft stands their ground over Dublin emails, finds themselves in contempt of court
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It is not often that we can write about a big company like Microsoft and say they are doing “the right thing”. This is even more true in light of the Snowden revelations that showed the close cooperation that Microsoft…
Security concerns are about more than just weak passwords and malware.
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Since the beginning of 2014 the IT world has been rocked by more than a few major breaches. The number of credit cards and user information now up for sale is staggering. So how have these attacks managed to get…
The BBC says if you use VPN you are probably a pirate
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09 September 2014
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The BBC says if you use VPN you are probably a pirate

The concept of the VPN (Virtual Private Network) is one that is intended to allow people to make a secure, encrypted connection from point A to point B. in most cases this connection is from a remote location back to…
New Zealand Appeals Court Orders Data to be Returned to Dotcom
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Remember all of the data that was collected from the Dotcom raid? You know the stuff, the raid that was ruled legal even if the warrants that were used to justify it were not. Well it seems that there is…
Destiny says no to early review copies
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08 September 2014
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Destiny says no to early review copies

It would seem that the new Bungie game, Destiny, is one of the most highly anticipated game that has come along in some time. Already it is being hailed as the most pre-ordered new game in the history of video…
NVIDIA goes Lawyers Out on Samsung and Qualcomm, Is this really all about Terga?
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On Friday the big news was that NVIDIA had launched two separate suits against Samsung and Qualcomm for patent infringement (International Trade Commission (ITC) and the US District Court in Delaware). In the suits NVIDIA claims that the two companies…
Tech press thought NFC was not a big deal… Until Apple does it.
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If there is one thing I do not like it is the way that some members of the technical press…
Microsoft giving away a free game with a new Xbox One Next Week
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Oh Microsoft, how little you get the game of marketing. Despite being forewarned about the consequences of pushing the Xbox One as media center instead of a gaming console Microsoft continued this blitz right up until launch day. They were…
Apple's iCloud Easy to Crack with Existing Tools
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04 September 2014
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Apple's iCloud Easy to Crack with Existing Tools

Two days ago we reported on the iCloud controversy which involved an attack on Apple’s Cloud based Find My iPhone application. This attack (which appears to have been a dictionary attack) resulted in the release of nude images of a…
New Tribler BitTorrent Client adds a Tor Network for Anonymity
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The words anonymity, privacy and security go hand in hand… in hand. Although the term anonymity is often seen as a bad thing by law enforcement and policy makers the truth is that it is a critical part of the…
Imagination Beats A New 64-bit Drum
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02 September 2014
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Imagination Beats A New 64-bit Drum

This morning Imagination announced their MIPS I-class 64-bit CPU family. These are the first IP cores to combine a 64-bit architecture and hardware virtualization with scalable performance through multi-threading, multi-core and multi-cluster coherent processing.
Was a Flaw in Apple's Find my iPhone Responsible for the Recent Celebrity Nude Photo Leak?
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Over the weekend a number of articles broke describing a “hack” that allowed nude photos of celebrities to be stolen and then reposted on the internet (4chan). Although the story held minimal interest at the time of its release we…